July 2018

PRO started the season with some promising results during the first weeks, in spite of some variable weather and low-water conditions. As usual this section of the Parana River has been giving us opportunities to fish different kinds of water, from fast runs with woody structure to shallow sand flats. The numbers of sabalo and mojarra (baitfish) have been increasing by the day. And we’re now seeing them cruising the cutbanks and sandbars.

As expected, the middle Parana River is where we’re finding larger, but fewer, dorado. They’re mostly holding in faster water and the bite has been best during the early evening magic hour. On the other hand, the best chance to catch good ones on the sandbars has been around midday.

Fishing has been productive using coldwater floating lines and big, bulky dorado flies in natural colors. Sandbar fishing will continue to be productive, because of the low flows and high numbers of baitfish. This kind of sight-fishing is one of the most exciting dorado experiences you’ll have. They’re like torpedoes smashing baitfish in the shallows.

Biggest fish thus far have ranged from 20 pounds to an extraordinary 29-pound monster.

—PRO fishing Guides

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